Welcome to MJ chart! Musician and singer can't be separated from others, it's like a jam with a bread. However, it's unlikely that the singer will have a make or break position in the band/duo/trio/you name it. So besides our pick for top 10 female singers, we would like to pick our 10 best male singers of all time. So here's the list along with their live performance.
Many people have been questioning whether Usher is worth being placed on the list. Indeed he is worth it. He has an incredible voice and also great skill on song-writing. He used to be hiding behind Michael Jackson’s shadows all the time. After MJ’s gone, it’s Usher time to shined!
9. Michael Buble
Perhaps Michael Buble is the best looking person on this list. But if we put looks aside, we can still count Buble’s talent as one of the best male singer of all time. He has a strong nasal voice that nobody have. He debuted as a singer of old jazz and swing songs. He sticks to that genre and become the biggest name in jazz ever known by younger generation.
8. Nat ‘King’ Cole
Nat is the greatest classical jazz singer ever and the oldest person in this list. Unfortunately he didn’t live longer enough to make more music. He only lived 45 years and we have to be contented by his works such as When I Fall in Love, Smile and L.O.V.E. His songs are still being anthems for all jazz lovers. Although he can’t hit long notes because he was a heavy smoker, his voice was incomparable. His voice just makes us fall in love!
7. Andrea Bocelli
Having a poor eye-sight, Bocelli is Italian tenor and songwriter. He has a wonderful musical skill despite of his disability, he can play almost all instruments we’ve ever familiar with. Also, his voice is remarkably angelic. His warm and pleasant voice gives us goose bumps. Even David Foster admitted that Bocelli’s voice is the most wonderful sound he has ever heard.
6. Frank Sinatra
Here it goes to another legend. Frank Sinatra is a ‘King of Swing’ that has a deep sexy voice and recorded as one of the best selling artists of all time. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And let us not forget that he was also an actor. Let’s fly with Sinatra!
5. Ray Charles
Ray Charles was a pioneer of Soul music on the 50s. His talent is undoubtedly magnificent. Charles is one of the most recognizable voices in the music world. He is known as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and arranger. Charles's trademark was singing while playing piano / keyboard and wearing shades.
4. Louis Armstrong
It’s a little hard for us to decide the name that comes up on the next place. But then we remember this great person that has a super rare voice and wasn’t even tried to sound like that. It was originally his speaking voice! Listen to a magical and wonderful voice of Louis Armstrong.
3. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder born was born as a child prodigy in music. He possessed abilities of playing so many instruments and among all of his musical talents, he's most recognized as an incredible soul and pop singer. Wonder has already won 22 Grammy Awards, that is the most ever won by a solo artist, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award. Stevie Wonder is a wonderful living legend so far.
2. Michael Jackson
What kind of person in this world that never heard about Michael Jackson? Young and old, everybody know MJ and his great work when he lived. "King of Pop" is a suitable name for him. Though he is well-known because of his unique dance move, we can’t deny that he was an amazing singer and song-writer. He’s also known as a perfectionist especially for his concerts, he wanted every details executed flawlessly. Maybe world can describe him as a freak, but at the same time we know there’s a great talent in him.
1. Freddie Mercury
Freddie was a genius songwriter, incredibly talented singer, and his voice was so clear and powerful. Many people try to imitate his sound, but the original one is still proven unbeatable. His songs also timeless, we still listen to his song often, being covered and sung everywhere. Freddie told Brian May once, when they started their carrier as Queen that he didn’t want to be a pop star, but a LEGEND. Indeed, he is a legend right now.